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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." good afternoon and thank you for joining us on this tuesday. >> we are live once again today on top of the abc 7 broadcast center overlooking super bowl city. >> and we are live at pier 39, hanging out with the espn crew. we will bring you all the super bowl excitement, all throughout the bay area coming up. >> thank you, larry. we'll check back with you. we begin here in san francisco, where a chp officer is in critical condition after he was stabbed. >> it happened in the soma neighborhood. wayne freedman has been followed the story and is live on the scene with the latest on this. wayne?
>> reporter: good afternoon, dan. there's still a lot we don't know about this case, including the name of the officer involved or that of the suspect. as you said, it happened at essex and harrison right here and you may know this on-ramp. about 10:00 this morning, two chp officers were driving along and saw what they say is the suspect move along in here. they got out to investigate. they went up this road and that's where the trouble began. maybe you've driven right by it, a homeless encampment. by this afternoon, abandoned. a stark contrast with this morning after a suspect stabbed a chp officer right near here. >> he was stabbed in the upper torso and neck. as you can imagine, a very serious, violent attack. >> reporter: an attack that led to police chasing the suspect through the neighborhood. >> i just think it's crazy.
for a homeless person to do that to chp is crazy. >> reporter: here's the man they arrested in handcuffs, and this left on the street, the weapon he allegedly used into attack. it's been taken into evidence. meanwhile, a vigil for the chp officer. >> the officer is a seven-year veteran. his injuries, it was a life-threatening injury, but at this time he is stable. >> reporter: police took the suspect away on a gaurny. there is no word regarding his name and condition. wayne freedman, "abc7 news." now "abc7 news" was constantly updating the this morning on twitter. you can follow us on twitter for instant updates. an oakland police vehicle collided with a pickup truck
today. both the officer and truck driver went to the hospital, but are expected to be okay. an arborist is inspecting a tree as to why it fell yesterday and killed a man. the area has been made off limits to the public. he's trying to determine if the tree was diseased or brought down by strong winds or water logged roots. san francisco officials have postponed a project to drill a well on a hillside that forced a demolition of a multimillion dollar home. the city will drill tomorrow morning. the hillside is sliding because it's soaked with water from a water main that was capped over the weekend. another storm made for a misty morning throughout the bay
area. >> the streets were very slick this morning. drivers battled wet roads on their commute. in san jose, a hardy dose of rain came down near adams drive earlier today. >> this is a live look outside. the sun has made an appearance. >> it's beautiful. a little breezy but very nice. our meteorologist is here with a first look at the weather. >> you guys are bundled up, so a chill in the air. we have definitely switched over from the rain to just some clouds right now. the system that came through today was a one on our storm impact scale and it impacted your morning commune. 0.29 in half moon bay. but only 0.01 in santa rosa. livermore, 0.04 of an inch of rain. a beautiful view if you're stepping out this evening, low forts to low 50s.
tomorrow morning, mid 30s to 40s. live doppler 7 hd is tracking the next storm. we rank these storms to help you prepare and plan. one is light and five is severe. we're expecting the next one to be a one. less than a quarter inch for most areas with light winds. i'll be back to tell you exactly when you can expect rain for super bowl city and a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, which includes big changes coming up. state water officials say today's measurement of the sierra nevada know pact is encouraging. they measured 76 inches of snow. so far so good. ♪
how are you doing, everybody? i'm leer at pier 39 and we just got done finished watching the espn crew do a live episode of "sportscenter." the crowd beginning to disburse right now. the teams are going to be in unfamiliar territory during super bowl week. the nfc champion carolina panthers are practicing. the panthers, they're going to spend most of their time on the two practice fields which are natural gas. the denver broncos are at stanford stadium where the grounds grew even painted a broncos logo to help make the team feel at home. here's a look at sky 7 hd, a view from above. that's the home of super bowl 50. five days away. and right now the final touches are being made to get the steady
raid. david joins us live now in santa clara with more. >> reporter: five days away and lot ofls painters, electricians and many other people still working on the stadium getting ready for sunday. the interesti ining thing we led about is how the nfl is preparing to accommodate special requests by the two teams, including the care and feeding of a horse. the big difference is that all vestiges of this being the home of the 49ers are pretty much gone. the red seats are gone, but fresh paint have changed branding to match the showdown between the panthers and the broncos. the two teams have also made requests such as what food to be served during the game and halftime. >> the broncos, you know, specifically have thunder, their horse, and they've asked for the
horse to be part of the festivities that happen here at the stadium on game day. >> reporter: and the panthers want their drum. the nfl's field manager believes the turf will be in excellent condition for sunday's game. >> the grass shows no signs of wear. the field is holding up. >> great, great. we're in good shape right now. >> reporter: how would you describe the condition of the turf? >> excellent. >> reporter: the nfl says it has stress tested all of the technology. >> there's a scoreboard, there are elevator systems, all of those systems have to be services by people who maintain those systems. >> reporter: there is still a flurry of last-minute work to be done as gametime approaches. the ultimate stress test will come on super bowl sunday. david louie, "abc7 news." >> and the super bowl keeps adding big stars to the lineup.
lady gaga will be singing the national anthem. marley matalin will join her performing sign language. cold play is headlining the halftime show with a special appearance from beyonce. three years ago, beyonce performed in new orleans and shortly after that, the lights went out. that's how good beyonce was. >> you know how i feel about lady gaga, so that will be amazing. let's move on. ed lee says he's not trying to hide the homeless during the super bowl as some day. but our video raises questions about the tactics. >> homeless advocates say police are creating a bigger problem with the homeless than ever. >> they are on the housing wait
list. they lose their place on the wait list. and you can't get back on the list. >> it is part of a system that criminalizes the homeless. you can watch that special report tonight on "abc7 news" at 11:00. san francisco could become the first city to ban the eviction of teachers from their homes during the school year. >> caroline tyler is live from city hall with that story. carolyn? >> reporter: we're told the average san francisco schoolteacher makes about $3400 a month, while the average one bedroom apartment rents for about $3600 a month. so you can see if a teacher is evicted it would be hard to find another place to live. alison is a p.e. teacher in san francisco. she says her work's been affected since she was forced out of her apartment in december. >> if i did not have to go through this eviction during the
school year, then my time and my students would be much better served. >> reporter: she may be able to move back into her place after the land lord finishes repairs. but those who gathered on the steps of city hall today say anyone who works for any school in the city, public, private, parochial, janitors or educators, should not be kicked out of their home during the academic year. there's already a similar law protecting families with children being displaced until summer break. the supervisor is behind the new legislation and says while many san francisco tenants deserve protections, the challenge is unique for those who work at schools. >> san francisco cannot be a world class city without a world class education system. and to have a world class education system, you need to have educators living in the city. >> the executive director of the san francisco apartment association says small property
owners would like the legislation tightened. >> we have to make sure that the language is such that it doesn't open the door for a lot of other people to fall into the schoolteacher category that may really not need this assistance. >> she also believes if the measure passes, it could be a disincentive for land lords. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, "abc7 news." still ahead on "abc7 news" at 4:00, big layoffs coming to yahoo. the cuts and which offices will close. how safe will you be when the next earthquake hits? the big push by the white house and how mass transit is leading the way. and back live here at pier 39 where espn has spent most of the day here. we'll talk with the espn sports anchor coming up.
walnut creek, campbell, and all the bay area, this is "abc7 news." better protection of americans for earthquakes is the subject of a white house summit, bringing together experts from across the country, including the bay area. >> here is nor on how it could impact all of us. >> reporter: scientists get invited a lot less to the white house than celebrities, so it's a big deal they were invited there today. imagine when the next earthquake strikes, what if you had a few seconds heads up that shaking is about to reach your
neighborhood. the technology exists. for three years now, a few beta testers, including b.a.r.t., have been using an early warning system. today, the white house convened a summit to authorize the next step in eventually rolling it out to all of us. >> earthquake, light shaking expected in two seconds. >> reporter: this is the shake of a quake warning system, developed by bay area scientists in uc berkeley. when sensors detect shake waves, they send the data to alert centers which can calculate when it will reach freeways, transit systems and send a warning to you so you can take cover. the white house is enabling testing agencies to take action on the early warnings, and pg&e joined beta tester. all sending the message, earthquake safety is now on the
fast track. >> kristen, thank you very much. yahoo announced it is laying off about 1700 employees and shutting down some unprofitable parts of the company. five offices will close by the end of the month. those offices are in dubai, mexico city, madrid and milan. this is the latest effort by the struggling internet company and the ceo marisa mayer, to turn the finances around. now laback to harry. >> reporter: thank you. we're back here and tell me what espn has planned this week. >> hopefully it's warmer, but this weather is great. >> reporter: you live in connecticut! >> literally, i invest in so many hand warmers and i have to take them with me. we've got so much planned on all different platforms, for us, our
6:00 p.m. show, we've been hopping around locations. so we will be here for the next few days doing all that. it's really cool. >> reporter: he speaks spanish, too. >> i don't know. but he was great. and it was really cool. he's going to be working with them and sharing his color commentary, so to speak. and that's really cool. so a million things planned. >> and fans can come out and see this. >> yeah, yeah. that's part of the fun. it's kind of strange, you know this very well, but when you're broadcasting and you forget they're going to play the audio of what you're doing. so you know as a broadcaster, it's kind of weird, but i think it really brings together the broad behind you and what we've seen is the crowd is a lot bigger so it's fun to feed off
of. >> so lindsey does the show i used to do. it took three guys to do the show, but only one woman to do the show. >> reporter: me, charlie and bob, we did the show. they're giving me a wrap. one last thing, one last thing, you put tim kirchen in an arm bar. do you frequently do that? >> rhonda rousey made me do it and i knew it would be an awkward thing when he said, i've never had a butt so close to my face. >> reporter: this is a good place to stop. lindsey, that's why we rehearse these things. we're live at pier 39. you're all good. by the way, she's freezing. if you want to know the weather for the rest of the super bowl
festivities, download our "abc7 news" app for traffic alerts and the nfl experience and enable the push alerts to get instant updates. thank you, lindsey. >> thank you very much. >> great stuff. lindsay, have fun. and larry, like old home week for you. that's fun. eyewitness weather up here on the roof. freezing and cold. >> i'm glad you could give that to me, dan. we're going to bring in another storm. live doppler hd showing you just some cloud cover in the sierra, seeing snow showers but not much. now it's all winding down. there will be some more snow tomorrow, scattered in nature. there are no warnings or advisories. temperatures right now in the 50s. 53 in san francisco. question do have some upper 40s
and livermore, fairfield and showing you the sun that is shining. light showers tomorrow afternoon, a few wet spots thursday morning and we are looking at a warming trend this weekend. this one is a one on the impact scale. it's a light system, so expect showers tomorrow afternoon, less than a quarter of an inch for most areas and expecting light winds. this will impact your afternoon, evening commute. tomorrow morning at 10:00, you'll see the cloud kcover. watch what happens around noontime. the green there indicating light rain. it slides towards san francisco. at 3:00 p.m., scattered showers and there could be a pocket of moderate rain in yellow there. this is your evening rush hour. not looking very good. we are obviously needing the rain, but a wet evening commute. as we head towards 7:00 p.m., scattered showers in the forecast and they continue, 9:00
tomorrow night. 11:00 p.m., they wind down only to see another development of a few scattered showers for your thursday morning commute, so wet spots between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. on thursday. as far as rain totals, most areas see a few hundredths of an inch, and as you look at the super bowl forecast, not like today. we'll see the cloud cover, low to mid 50s in the morning. in the afternoon, a chance of rain developing and in the evening, showers, cool and wet heading towards 9:00 p.m. so if you are going to super bowl city in san francisco, you will want to make sure that you have your umbrella with you. sunshine for super bowl 50. levi stadium, 72 degrees. hard to believe when february is one of our wettest months that we'll be talking about warmth. 59 on super bowl 50 evening. tomorrow, chilly and cloudy and for the afternoon hours,
scattered showers in the forecast. a cool day. most areas in the low-to-upper 50s. a look at the seven-day forecast. a one on our storm impact scale tomorrow. light showers going into thursday morning and we dry it out, milder weather as we hit the weekend, low 70s. so get ready for some warmth. all right, larry? >> reporter: i'll tell you, it's not 72 degrees out here. a little chilly. up next, down and dirty but for a good cause. the nfl and espn teaming up for a big build in the south bay. new after 4:30, meet the man who is a rarity in football. >> why
tonight. in honor of super bowl 50, the walt disney company teamed up with kaboom to build a new play ground in south san jose. nearly 250 volunteers showed up to get some work done. chris wen was there for all of it. >> reporter: here in south san jose -- >> i feel blessed, honestly. just thankful for everything going on. >> reporter: residents are overwhelmed by all of the action. >> we really needed it bad. we didn't have any swings or anything because they just broke off. it means a lot to us. >> reporter: since 2007, they have committed more than $6 million to build play grounds across the country, teaming up with kaboom to make it happen. today, volunteers from espn, abc 7 and other groups worked with residents to transform what was once an eye sore into something magical. >> having them involved makes it extra special. >> reporter: a six-hour buildout from start to finish.
>> i can't express how i feel when i see volunteers out here giving up their day for other kids to have fun. >> reporter: the play ground was designed by children in the complex. neighbors also helped with donations. >> i really see our community coming together and seeing just the energy and the feeling and just the opportunity to get to know each other as neighbors. >> reporter: while it's meant to help kids be more active, valuable lesson also be taught. >> they're learning ways to resolve things without conflict. that's what it does. >> reporter: project leaders hope to have it done by early next week. chris wen, "abc7 news." >> those projects are so much fun. remember when we did it in oakland? and ama was super strong and dan and i mostly supervised. >> thanks, larry. new at 4:00 continues. on the campaign trail in new hampshire. >> so what a victory last night.
stabbing a chp officer in san francisco. "abc7 news" was in the area where the attack happened. the officers were responding to a report of a person walking on the 80 onramp when the man pulled a knife. vic lee is covering the story and tweeted the officer has significant life-threatening injuries. vic will update the story with the latest on the investigation in a live report on "abc7 news" at 5:00. take a look at this tree that fell in san jose, killing a man who was collecting lemon dpras. -- grass. neighbors shared their concerns about other trees in the park. hear from those neighbors on "abc7 news" at 5:00. in a race for president, the battle ground shifted today from the hawkeye state to the granite state. democrats and republicans are taking their message to voters in new hampshire ahead of next week's primary. here is the latest. >> reporter: on the trail in new
hampshire, fueled by iowa-inspired optimism. >> so what a victory last night. >> reporter: ted cruz pulling off a big win in the caucuses, ahead of donald trump. the one-time front-runner calling his second place finish an honor, then tweeting, he hasn't been given credit by the voters. and marco rubio talking with voters in the granite state after his stronger than expected third place finish. >> keep the momentum going. >> reporter: and campaign confidence today for both democratic candidates, despite leaving iowa in a virtual tie, clinton declaring victory. >> that was a great win. >> reporter: bernie sanders pulling ahead in new hampshire, welcomed back here today by a cheering crowd. >> iowa astounded the world. [ applause ] and now in new hampshire, we're going to asound the world again!
>> reporter: mike huckabee and marty o'malley dropped out of the race. >> i feel good about the race for more opportunity to break out here. i think the ground work that we've laid is going to come through next tuesday. >> reporter: one candidate not here today is ben carson, who is taking a day off. ted cruz apologized to him today for mistakenly telling people that carson had dropped out of the race. marci gonzalez, abc news, new hampshire. bill cosby was in a pennsylvania court today trying to get an aggravated indecent assault charge thrown out. his attorneys argue the former district attorney had a deal with cosby that no criminal charges would be filed in exchange for his testimony in a 2005 civil suit against him brought against him by andrea
constad. more than 50 women have accused cosby of sexually assaulting them. he denies any wrongdoing. we are back live at pier 39. larry beil here with the espn crew. they've wrapped up for the day. they're all over the bay area covering the activities of the panthers and the broncos, as is mike shumann who joins us live from levi stadium with a look at what the teams are saying. >> reporter: well, we've got two great quarterbacks in this game in peyton manning and cam newton. kind of like the changing of the guard, the dropback quarterback of peyton manning, passing the torch to the young, fast, mobile cam newton. peyton has five mvp awards. cam will probably win his first one this year. and peyton manning has nothing but respect. >> we don't play against each
other, but it's a great matchup between two football teams between the broncos and the panthers. that's where the matchup is. talking about cam newton, he was the number one pick a couple of years ago. had an outstanding career at auburn. he's off to an incredible start to his young nfl year. >> reporter: cam is having a monster year with 50 touchdowns running and passing coming into super bowl 50. peyton was this year's mvp. >> a lot of things peyton has done and is doing that i fishwi can mimic. but other quarterbacks in this league, i try to apply it to my own. >> reporter: if you were to compare him right now, you have to say that cam newton has the experience. b
-- has the edge. but experience in the super bowl peyton has. >> i talked to espn's teddy bruschi. i said how would you tackle cam newton who is about 260? he said i would just hold on for dear life and wait for the cavalry. cam newton is a bad man. dan, back to you. >> that's like picking on a brama bull. still to come on "abc7 news" at 4:00, it's groundhog day, but did punxsutawney phil see his shadow? we'll soon find out if there's an early arrival of spring or if winter is sticking around. i'll tell you this much, it will feel like winter tomorrow. and in honor of black history month, we're using our bay area instagram feed to celebrate the people, making a difference where you live. today we recognize trevor
dumpster will be found homes. they're from the same litter and are 4 months old. they're now recovering at the san francisco spca. once all have been spaed and neutered, they'll be put up for adoption. thousands of punxsutawney phil fans gathered today for the famous groundhog's weather prediction. >> ladies and gentlemen, punxsutawney phil! [ applause ] there is no shadow to be cast, an early spring is my forecast! >> this is the 130th year punxsutawney phil has predicted an early or hate spring by the existence of his shadow. just don't pack away your winter clothes just yet. >> i don't think he would have
that same finding if he was up here overlooking super bowl city. >> let's go to sandhya patel for the latest. >> tomorrow you'll be reminded that it's still winter. live doppler right now, showing you clouds will soon be tracking a storm that will bring snow showers to the tahoe area, 36 degrees and rain across the northern and central portion of the state. down south, los angeles 65 degrees and dry. as we take a look at our forecast, it's going to start out dry tomorrow morning, but it doesn't end that way. we have another storm that will bring us scattered showers, beginning tomorrow afternoon, and continuing for the evening rush hour. as far as your temperatures, low to upper 50s for wednesday. check out the dramatic change in our weather. the week ahead, san jose's temperature trend, average high of 61. tomorrow 59 degrees and then it's a steady climb. as we head towards the end of the workweek heading towards super bowl sunday, it is going to be a warm one.
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i'm larry beil back live at pier 39 where we were hanging out with the espn crew. steve young, the second he came out, instantaneously mobbed by all the adoring 49er fans. he's part of the super bowl city host committee, as well. now, there's a lot of action here and in moscone center, which leads us to a photo from amy hollyfield, showing off her impressive throwing arm.
earlier today, she was at the nfl experience, and here is her story. >> first, get your blood pumping with a quarterback challenge in the north hall, a new feature at the nfl experience. officials say people really seem to like it. >> i try to hit each individual target. it looks like it might be easy, but it's harder than you think. >> reporter: next stop, the autograph stage. derek carr and navaro bowman will be here today. and before you leave, check out the super bowl ring display. all 49 are here. >> they've gotten much bigger, a lot more hardware on them, a lot more diamonds and things like that. it's cool to see how they've evolved over the years. >> reporter: now head to the south hall. this is where you'll find most of the interactive games. you can throw, kick, and run. >> you definitely see people
breathing hard when they get done. >> reporter: the most popular atta attraction is the lombardi trophy. but there will be a line. >> maybe 30 minutes, maximum. i don't guaranty that, but it's certainly worth waiting. >> reporter: they have exhibits tucked away in every corner. one tip for you, you do need to buy tickets across the street and then you come over here to the nfl experience. the hours on the weekdays, 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. in san francisco, amy hollyfield, "abc7 news." so funny she's talking about the 40-yard dash. i was tempted to run it and see if i still had the burst. except i was worried about my achilles tendon bursting. i think i still have it, but i'm not sure. >> that was a good call, larry.
>> you still have it in your mind, so why get rid of that? >> it's all up here. >> thank you, larry. >> it is free to get into super bowl city, but what are you going to pay for food and memorabilia once in? >> michael finney has a look at that. >> reporter: hang on to your wallet. food is a little pricey. so are souvenirs. but folks say they're having enough fun that it's worth the splurge. we found fans lining up for more than an hour to get their hands on super bowl t-shirts, sweatshirts. price for most gear is $5 to $10 higher than online. t-shirts, going for $40. but visitors waited patiently to snap up the goods. >> almost an hour. it's all for the memories. >> i'm for the 49ers. i don't care about the other two teams. so this wait, i'm impartial.
>> reporter: $10 beers, but it's all for the fun. still cheaper than the ballpark, and of course, water is free. amazon prime members get unlimited two-day shipping for $99 per year. for everyone else -- amazon started offering one-hour deliveries, we told you about that. now it's trying hard to keep up with the man. research found regular shipment takes longer than before. back in 2012, 78% of packages arrived within three days. now just 44% get there that quick. microsoft is recalling more than 2 million power chords for its laptops. the chords compose a fire hazard. dozens of reports of flames. the recall affects 2.4 million
power chords. they are used for the surface pro, pro two and pro three tablets. the chords were sold before march 15th of last year. microsoft has received 56 reports of flames shooting out of the chords and five reports of electric shocks. microsoft is offering free replacements. if you have one of these chords, i've posted all the information you need on abc7news.com. >> michael, thank you so much. >> great information. the centers for disease control confirmed today a dallas resident contracted the zika virus through sexual contact with someone already infected. this is the first reported case of zika transmitted through sex. a team of scientists is developing a better understanding of the zika virus. the team has made its way into the zika forest in uganda, believed to have been where it
originated. >> with transports very efficient, one person can be here today, get beaten by a mosquito and start getting sick. >> zika is believed to have caused a neurological birth defect. "abc7 news" at 4:00 continues. up next, if you think you're a super bowl super fan, you might want to take a look. meet one man who's been to every single game. >> then at 5:00, packed trains at b.a.r.t. takes on new meaning tonight. and why you might have a hard time
do, followed by "abc7 news" at 11:00. we're back here at pier 39. thousands of football fans have descended on the bay area for the super bowl, but there are only a few, a few who can be considered super fans. and i mean really super. mike shumann joins us live with a look at one local man. >> reporter: well, larry, when super bowl 50 kicks off here on sunday, that's going to be three fans in the stands who have been to every single one. and he can't wait to show visitors how the bay area does football proud. 76-year-old larry jacobson was one of the first super bowl volunteers to check out his official uniform. he's spend thing week helping tourists find their way around san francisco, but some day he'll be at levi stadium watching the game with an exclusive club. how many original members of the
super bowl club? >> we had five, now three. >> reporter: larry started at a die hard 49er fan. he's had season tickets for 63 years. in 1967, he decided to take a date to los angeles to see the first super bowl. >> it was a $100 investment, including tickets and airfare, rent a car and food. she wasn't impressed with football or me. >> reporter: larry gave up on the woman, but not the game. and he developed a special talent. >> if anybody knows me, i don't know a damn thing about football. but i know how to get tickets. >> reporter: 50 years later, his house is full of super bowl memorabilia. >> this is super bowl xvi. >> reporter: i remember that one. larry is one up on me. this is the first official super bowl 50 ball, handed to him straight off the press at the factory in ohio. >> and then, larry jacobson.
i don't even have my own name on a football. larry first met the other men who never missed a super bowl 16 years ago. now they get together and swap stories every year. this is number 50. this will be a good numb tore wrap it up and say i'm done. >> the nfl is treating us so well, i'm naming for 100. >> now, that would be fantastic. shu told me the story where he said no, i'm going to keep going. he'll have a great time sunday for sure. let me let you know what's coming up at 5:00, we'll talk with 59ers legend steve young, his role on the super bowl host committee. and some insight with the broncos' head coach, who was steve's quarterback coach back in 1994, the niners' super bowl winning season. that's coming up at 5:00. that's a wrap for now from pier
39. thanks for joining us for "abc7 news" at 4:00. "abc7 news" at 5:00 begins right now. we just hope the best for our officer. >> the man accused of stabbing a highway patrolman is under arrest. what we're learning about the attack. also tonight, get ready to see more of this. why protecting the public is suddenly a super sized job. fire in oakland hills. what made it so hard to fight. and a super bowl performer whose car was broken into and his equipment stolen. i'm sandhya patel. i'll let you know about the next storm that's moving in. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is "abc7 news." [ sirens ] >> an emergency in san francisco. two chp officers on patrol. suddenly confronted by a man with a knife. >> the subject attacked one of the officers.
>> and this happened not far from super bowl city. good evening. >> here is a picture of the man who stabbed the officer. he's a homeless man. >> this happened near essex and harrison streets. this officer is now at san francisco general hospital with what is described as life ht threatening injuries. >> vic lee is live at that onra onramp. i understand you just learned more about the officer's condition. >> reporter: that's right. good news from the hospital. we just learned that the officer is out of surgery in stable condition. this is where the officer was stabbed. he was walking on this shoulder this morning, when the two officers noticed him. this is the suspect, who is accused of stabbing a chp officer this morning.
here is the knife he allegedly used. the officer was stabbed in the neck. >> the officer is a seven-year veteran. his injuries right now, it was a life-threatening injury. at this time, he is stable. >> reporter: the attack happened around 9:30 this morning. two chp officers cruising by the onramp to east bound 80, saw a man walking on the roadway toward the bay bridge. they got out of their car and stopped him. this is chp captain christopher sherry. >> during that enforcement contact, the subject attacked one of the officers and they began to struggle. >> reporter: the struggle ended when the man, whom officers say appears to be homeless, stabbed one of the officers. he then ran off. the officer's partner rendered first aid until an ambulance transferred him to san francisco general. officers shut down several blocks of